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Proposal Development Designer

Apply Job ID 25011 Date posted Jan. 23, 2023 Location Remote

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

The primary role of the Proposal Development Designer is to be a skilled, dedicated resource for the Proposal Development Team for graphic design, content formatting and data visualization in support of Quad's response to client Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI). The Proposal Development Designer will use their expertise in design to present captivating proposals that showcase Quad's solutions that are consistent with Quad’s overall brand.

The Proposal Development Designer is expected to possess a general understanding of the request for proposal process and break out the deliverables involved in the response into graphical elements, working with the Proposal Development Team to deliver covers, pages, graphics (maps, infographics, icons, charts, etc.) and slides that represent the company's response. 

  • Furthermore, the Proposal Development Designer is expected to have a general understanding of business concepts (profitability, cost management, negotiations), marketing operations, creative process and print practices.
  • The Proposal Development Designer will stay at the forefront of industry knowledge by participating in various educational opportunities, discussions and resources made available.
  • In this role, the Proposal Development Designer will be exposed to confidential information and is expected to handle this information carefully. 
  • When required, the Proposal Development Designer may periodically provide creative support for internal projects for the Sales Administration leadership team. 
    • In this capacity, they will partner with Senior Leaders of Sales Administration and the Proposal Manager to develop strategic presentations for clients. 
    • They will support the leaders in presenting concepts and formats and ensure that the leader’s ideas are best represented for the client. 


  • Knowledgeable about the proposal process and is hands on in the development of templates and frameworks as well as proposal content and graphics concepts.
  • Collaborate with Proposal Development Coordinators, Estimating, Strategic Pricing and Planning Managers, and Sales Executives to develop and execute innovative graphic concepts for proposals and presentations.
  • Develop graphical covers, headers and footers that represent the company brand.
  • Conceptualize proposal layouts and create/edit high-end graphics.
  • Ensure all graphics are consistent within the proposal.
  • Participate in quality reviews to ensure latest graphics and creative assets are included in the proposal.
  • Attend and participate in kickoff, status, and review meetings.
  • Support internal customers with non-proposal related projects.
  • Work quickly and carefully to complete work on both small and larger projects, collaborate with colleagues, and suggest new solutions to improve existing content.

Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

  • Software expertise in Adobe Creative suite and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to ensure deadlines are met.

Bachelor’s Degree 

  • 5 years of experience as a graphic designer/Designer with at least 3 years in the development of business for marketing agencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphical design or related field


We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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